May 19, 2014 12:00 ET
Government of Canada provides multi-year support for youth exchanges
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - May 19, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage
The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced funding of $9,000,000 over two years for the Society for Educational Visits and Exchanges in Canada (SEVEC).
The Government of Canada has provided this funding through the Exchanges Canada program to enable youth from across Canada to participate in reciprocal exchanges organised by SEVEC.
"Young people deserve opportunities that help them connect with others, exchange ideas, and explore their potential while experiencing our country and learning about its history. We are pleased to invest in the future leaders of this great country."
-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"On behalf of the 4,500 young people, chaperones and families from all parts of Canada who experience SEVEC youth exchanges each year, we applaud today's announcement and the Government's ongoing investment in our youth. SEVEC youth exchanges bring classroom history books to life as youth travel and explore Canada's proud and diverse history honouring our generations past and present."
-Wendy Cumming, Executive Director (interim), SEVEC
Exchanges Canada Program
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